> The Lisbon Treaty
Lisbon Treaty (also referred to as; Reform Treaty or "Simplified
Treaty", among others) is a replacement for the Treaty establishing
a Constitution for Europe. While the Constitution attempted to replace
all earlier EU treaties, the Reform Treaty amends them. In This
sense the formal title of the treaty is Treaty of Lisbon amending
the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty establishing the European
March 2007: EU leaders vowed to put the EU on a "renewed common basis
before the European Parliament elections in 2009" at the celebrations
of the EU's 50th anniversary in Berlin.
21-22 June 2007 : At the European Council, a detailed IGC mandate was
23-24 July 2007: The Intergovernmental Conference was opened by the Portuguese
19 Oct: 2007: The final text of the Lisbon Treaty has been adopted at
an informal Council in Lisbon.
13 Dec. 2007:
The 27 Heads of State and Government met in Lisbon to sign the new treaty.
June 2009: Before the European Parliament elections the ratification process
should be finalised.